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Attestation of Death Certificates is the act of witnessing a death certificate by authorised person / persons /Departments/authorities with their official seal and signature. This attestation also confirms that, the specified death certificate has been issued by that mentioned department and Seal and signature on that particular death certificate is authentic.


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The death certificate attestation is the process of observing the death certificate by the authorised person with official signature or seal. To know more about the requirements & procedure of certificate attestation process, you can read the following blog. The blog gives the details about attestation services.

What is a Death Certificate Attestation?

To avail the benefits of the deceased person from presently residing country death certificate attestation is mandatory. From the home country of the deceased person it is done initially.

Whatever be the status of the certificate, generally attesting a certificate means to witness a certificate by an authorised department with their seal and signature to prove the particular document is genuine. Similarly, death certificate attestation is the act of witnessing a death certificate by an official department or person. The presence of seal and signature on the particular death certificate will ensure that the specific death certificate is authentic.

From the issued country of the certificate, the Indian Death Certificate Attestation can be done.

From the particular home department, MEA, corresponding Embassy the certificates should be certified for using the certificates in India to which the certificate holder plans to go.

Who will Provide the Service?

There are lots of attestation agencies all over the world. But, it is always challenging for individuals for personal document legalisation like death certificate attestation. Opt trustworthy attestation agencies like New India for the legalisation of personal documents. We are renowned for attestation services all over.

Which are the Documents Needed for Death Certificate Attestation?

The specified documents needed for death certificate attestation are:

  • A passport copy
  • Copy of death certificate
  • Visa Copy
  • 2 Photographs
  • Authorisation letter
  • Original certificate
Death Certificate Attestation Procedure

Below here are the procedures for death certificate attestation:


To have documents authenticated and legalised Notarisation is often a necessary first step for all attestations. Depending upon the type of the documents and the issued place the notarisation requirements will vary. Before doing notarisation they will check whether he/she possesses a criminal background, certified true copies of documents etc. The death certificate and a passport copy are its requirements and it takes 2 to 3 days of processing time.


Getting attestation from the state home department or from SDM is the second step in attestation.

SDM is the abbreviation for Sub-Divisional Magistrate. Prior to MEA attestation, the certificate needs to be attested from state home department or SDM. Directed by a principal secretary it is an interior ministry mainly liable for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy.

This is the critical step of certificate attestation. Without getting attestation from state home department no certificates can proceed to the next level of attestation. The death certificate and a passport copy is its requirements and it takes 2 to 3 days of processing time.


For Apostille attestation and the Ministry of External Affairs attestation all original documents need to be submitted directly to the designated authorities. Only after getting attestation on a particular document from the relevant state authority, one can go for MEA attestation. To use the documents or certificate within India and foreign countries, the document or certificate should undergo the process of MEA attestation. On the basis of signature and seal of the designated authorities, the MEA legalises the document but it does not bear the responsibility of the contents of the documents.

Death Certificate and a passport copy are the requirements for MEA Attestation. It too takes 2 to 3 processing days.


Getting attestation from country’s Embassy is the final step in attestation procedures. Only after completing attestation from all other departments mentioned above one can go before Embassy for attestation. This should be done from the Home country of the certificate holder.

Who All are the Responsible Attestation Officers?

The major officers who are responsible for attestation are Section Officer, Asst. Section Officer, Lawyer, Magistrate, Commissioner, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Consular etc\85 Attestation Officers in India, Under Secretary, Special Secretary, Additional Secretary, Asst. Registrar, Resident Commissioner, Notary Public, Registrar of Death, Gazetted officer, Director, Asst. Director, Deputy Director, Secretary and many more other Gulf countries are doing the same process of death certificate legalisation.

What is the Use of a Death Certificate?

To recover the benefits of the concerned person from Gulf countries such as Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi etc death certificate attestation is mandatory.

Check with a few samples of attestation templates…




Why Asking Attestation?

It is a type of confirmation, proof or evidence showing its originality and the departments who attested the same Confirms/accepting it in an official capacity. To avoid complications in the future all abroad countries are asking for this type of confirmations.

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Our service is consistent, hasty and cost-effective, committed to the highest business standards for all sorts of attestations. To provide both finest and customer friendly services integrated with a vision to provide the absolute solution for your certificate attestation formalities from India, UK, USA, Canada, Australia & all G.C.C. New India is the best solution for all sort of attestation procedures even for the certificate holder not there in the issuing country. We do the method of collecting the documents from homes too.

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